18 May 2015

Latest Data Says Miami Is Sinking Into The Sea Even Faster Than Thought.

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Rosenstiel School of Marine Science in Miami. Dan's photo.

Rosenstiel School of Marine Science in Miami. Dan’s photo.

Here is a well written piece full of good factual information on the slow motion disaster underway in South Florida. It’ from Senior Researcher Brian McNoldy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine Science. I had a chance a few years back to spend an afternoon there, and talk with some of their scientists, and it was an illuminating day. As you read about the latest research, consider the problems faced by local officials in light of claims by many former workers at the Florida DNR, that they were not allowed to use the words “climate change”, “global warming” or “sustainability” in reports or public talks. Climate researchers are not the only ones under attack these days, it seems geology is getting to be a rather precarious profession as well (Full disclosure, I worked a summer job in college at the Okla. Geol. Survey).

What Brian McNoldy discovered in his latest research on sea level rise is bad news for Miami. Click the image below to read it:

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